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GameExpo
GameExpo III Logo
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Details
Initial Release Date GameExpo
June 26, 2011
Discontinued November 9, 2015
Developer GameEx
Level (LBP2) The T-Games GameExpo - LittleBigPlanet's First Gaming Machine.
Creator: TardisBill
GameExpo is the premier series of gaming consoles that was developed by GameEx in the video game LittleBigPlanet 2. With the first release in the line, GameExpo Classic, released on June 26, 2011, GameExpo achieved fame for being LittleBigPlanet 2's first gaming console.

The GameExpo was discontinued on the 9th of November 2015, the 4th anniversary of the GameExpo II after being announced by GameEx leader Billy Anderson via a blog post in the September of the same year[1].

For a list of some of the games released for every GameExpo in the line, see List of GameExpo games.

GameExpo ClassicEdit

Full article: GameExpo Classic

The GameExpo Classic is a video game console created by T-Games CEO Billy Anderson, released on June 26, 2011. It is the premier game console of T-Games in LittleBigPlanet 2.

Initially, the GameExpo Classic was branded 'GameExpo'. However, the GameExpo was officially rebranded 'GameExpo Classic' in support of its successor, the GameExpo II.

GameExpo IIEdit

Full article: GameExpo II

The GameExpo II is a video game console and the second generation of GameExpo consoles. It was developed by GameEx with the lead developer being Billy Anderson. It was released on November 9, 2011, with a development time of 4 months, starting in July 2011.

GameExpo IIIEdit

Full article: GameExpo III

The GameExpo III is a video game console created by GameEx with the lead developer being Billy Anderson. It was released on June 26, 2013 with a development time of 4 months to coincide with the 2nd anniversary of the GameExpo line.

The console has NeXT-derived features, and is backwards compatible with the original GameExpo and GameExpo II systems.

DiscontinuationEdit

It was announced by GameEx lead developer Billy Anderson on the 8th of September 2015 that the GameExpo line will be officially discontinued on the 9th of November 2015 - the 4th anniversary of the GameExpo II.

In place of the original GameExpo level hub will be a memorial level displaying the full history of GameExpo, whilst also showcasing all of the different skins and variations that were ever released. The original GameExpo, GameExpo II and GameExpo III models will also be given away within, and there will be an area specifically for hubs containing GameExpo cartridge giveaways. However, a GameExpo Blank Cartridge will not be given away.

The GameExpo Anniversary ControversyEdit

Around the time of GameExpo's 1st-year Anniversary, the Quadratum console was already in the afterwork stages and already, a new line of consoles (NeXT) were under development by GameEx. After GameExpo had been neglected in terms of attention, T-Games announced on June 26th, 2012, the GameExpo levels would be removed, in support of the much newer Quadratum and NeXT consoles.

On the day of its anniversary, the GameExpo levels were not deleted permanently, but made to give the effect in which it had happened, so that the information within the levels could be securely archived at a later date. Controversy had spread around the T-Games community and, as a result, T-Games had been attacked. GameExpo consoles were unofficially being given away by members of the community unaffilitated with T-Games, and comments were spammed on the profile of Billy Anderson.

In light of the attacks, the levels were republished on the 21st of August 2012 (the same day the NeXT was released) to be accessible to the public as they normally would be.. No new advancements in development for the GameExpo II or GameWave II had been made at the time of the re-publishing.

RecordsEdit

GameExpo Records
Record Console Details
First Cartridge-Based Gaming Console GameExpo Classic June 26, 2011
First Console to be able to interact with a console of a different line GameExpo Classic If a JukeBox XI is detected, the GameExpo Classic will mute itself
First Console to be able to interact with a console of the same line GameExpo II GameExchange allowed 1 Game to be played on 2 Consoles.
First Cartridge-Based Console to have a screen. GameExpo Classic Previous Cartridge-Based Consoles are the robbit10's JukeBox XI and Seriko's Disc-Based Music Player.
First Console to be able to Save Data GameExpo II Memory Cards
First Console with Trophy Support GameExpo II
First Console to support the Playstation Move controller GameWave A GameExpo with Movinators instead of Controllinators.
First Console line to be discontinued, and then brought back by popular demand. The GameExpo Line

The GameExpo Line was officially discontinued on the 26th of June 2012, to support the Quadratum and a new Console that was being planned (The NeXT Generation).

Once the line was deemed officially discontinued, the community constantly requested for the GameExpo Line to be brought back. So, on the 21st of August 2012, T-Games revived the GameExpo.

  1. http://t-games.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Bobinti/The_end_of_an_era.

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